S.2219: A bill to clarify the rights of all persons who are held or detained at a port of entry or at any detention facility overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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This bill establishes various protections for aliens in certain immigration-related proceedings or inspections. When an alien is undergoing certain types of inspections or is subject to a removal, exclusion, or deportation proceeding, the alien shall be entitled to representation by counsel of the alien's choice. The current statute only states that an alien is entitled to representation in removal proceedings. The bill also removes a...

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July 23, 2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
July 23, 2019

Introduced in the Senate by Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

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